Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Azure Damselfly

This Morning was hot and sunny and for the first time this year I noticed blue damselflies dancing over the pond. They were Azure Blue Damselflies (Coenagrion pulchellum). Here are two mating, the female drops eggs into the vegetation, while escorted by the male.

We also get a second blue damselfly, the Common Blue (Enallagma cyathigerum). They are very similar, but the Variable Blue has a U shaped mark on segment two, as shown above, while the Common blue has a mark like a mushroom, which I hope to photograph later.

1 comment:

tut-tut said...

You've got to have sharp eyes to spot that U.